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The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a "retro"-styled station wagon built by Chrysler, a marque of DaimlerChrysler, launched in 2001 as the entry-level Chrysler. It was designed as a modern interpretation of the Chrysler Airflow with Dodge Neon components, but the final design used a separate platform.

The PT Cruiser bears a resemblance in size and shape to the 1997 Chrysler CCV prototype as well as the Plymouth Pronto concept from the same year. The styling of the latter elicited a better response from the auto show circuit, and would evolve into the styling of the PT Cruiser.

It is a front-wheel drive 5-passenger vehicle, classified as a truck by the EPA for CAFE fuel economy calculations but as a car by most other metrics. A turbocharged GT model was introduced for the 2003 model year. A convertible was introduced for the 2005 model year.

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Car Specs

Engine: 2.4L Inline 4
Weight: 1,412 kg / 3,113 lbs
Power: 112 kW / 150 hp
0-100 kph: 8.6 seconds
Torque: 222 Nm / 164 lb-ft
Top Speed: 194 kph / 121 mph

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